India’s tour of Bangladesh started with a three-match series. While India failed to perform as per expectation and lost two close games before Ishan Kishan’s double hundred blew away Bangladesh in the final ODI, all eyes are now on the 2-match Test series. The series opener is being played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Day 1 of the Test match saw India winning the toss and opting to bat first. However, it wasn’t the start as they would have wanted as the Men in Blue lost early wickets. Since then, the partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer has helped India get out of serious trouble.
Taijul Islam has been the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh so far on the opening day and Khaled Ahmed and Mehidy Hasan Miraz have also chipped in with a wicket each. Meanwhile, India, playing without regular captain Rohit Sharma, are being led by KL Rahul who opened the innings along with Shubman Gill but the duo failed to provide India the start they would liked. Virat Kohli also walked back after scoring just 1.
However, each of Pujara and Iyer have now scored half-centuries and are trying to get India to a solid first innings total. Will Bangladesh get their foot back into the game or will the visitors find themselves in a position of dominance?
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